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NO. -IS).
Railway Commission Serves Notice
on State Railways.
A Reduction of 1G2-3 Per Cent. Mad
Cotton Kato Reduced on W. N. C.
The new railroad commissioners will
Carry out Governor Russell's idea of
reducing passenger rates in the State.
At a meeting last -week resolutions were
introduced by Chairman Caldwell of
the commission that notice be served
on the Seaboard, Atlantic Coast Line
and Southern Railway to Bhow cauBe
why the fares for the transportation of
I assengers should not be reduced. The
Seaboard Air Line is summoned to
show cause before the commission Jan.
25tb, the Coast Line and its branches
Jan 2t3th, and the Southern and its
branches Jan. 27th, why rates should
not be reduced.
The divisions of the Seaboard sum
moned to appear before the Commis
sion and show cause why passenger
rates should net be reducbd are the
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad; the Sea
board and Roanoke; Georgia, Carolina
and Northern, from Monroe, N. C. , to
the South Carolina lines. The divis
ions of the Atlantio Coast Line that
notice will be served on are: Wilming
ton and Weldon; Petersburg, Norfolk
and Carolina; Wilson and Fayetteville;
Tarboro Branch. The divisions of the
Southern Rai'way summoned are:
Western North Carolina; Atlantic,
Tennessee and Ohio; North Carolina;
Piedmont; Atlanta and Charlotte Air
Line; Charlotte, Columbia and Au
gusta; North Western North Carolina.
The commission passed an order re
acting the old rate cn cotton on the
Western North Carolina and the Atlan
tic, Tennessee and Ohio road.
Oa September 21st the commission
issued an order making a uniform rate
on cotton on all roads in the State.
This, in some instances, lowered the
rate very much, and especially on branch
reads. But it raised the rate on the
Western North Carolina railroad, that
road having noj specially low rate
for the purpose of developing mills,
etc., in Western North Carolina.
Ihe action of the commission gives
the snippers on the western iscnn
Corolina road and O. T. t O. . an ad
vantage on the shipment of cotton. A
howl -frill likely come from other ship
pers in the State.
Commissioner Pearson said his idea
was to make the reduction 15 per cent.,
but tnat 16j made the reduction one
fcisth cf the present rate, and such re
duction would make the labors of the
clerk lighter. Mr. Pearson said: "Tki3
is a peculiar class of goods, and the
rate should be made as light as possible.
It will help the factories in this State,
at Raleigh. Wilmington. Charlotte,
Duiham and elsewhere, and enable
them to compete with Richmond
Dr. Abbott said he was always in
favor of reducing the fertilizer rates.
ins commission issued an order re
ducing fertilizer rates in the State in
car load shipments 18j
the rates now in effect,
tion of one-sixth, and
Feb. 1st.
per cent from
This is areduo-
will take effect
Smallpox at Wilmington.
Smallpox has developed at Wilming
ton. This is the first genuine case of
the disease reported in the State during
the present epidemic, lnere is only
one case, and little danger of infection
from that source. Compulsory vacci
cination is to be enforced at once. A
b'pecial from Wilmington says the hcuae
selected for tne shelter ol tne smallpox
ratient. has been destroyed by fire.
The negroes, cf whom there are a great
many living in the vicinity, had sworn
that "the diseased man should not be
carried to the house, and it is olleged
that they made their words good by
setting hre to it. The building was in
a fairly populous portion of the city,
but in the opinion of the health officers,
far enough removed from neighboring
houses to preclude the possibility of
the disease being communicated from it,
Car "City of Charlotte" Mutilated.
The Charlottee News says a vandal at
Statesviilo mutilated the car "City of
Charlotte" to the extent of 500 by
scratching up both sides of the car, and
completely obliterated the picture of the
little negro and the watermelon on the
tide of the car, which included pictures
of some of the finest scenery in the
Prisoners Break Jail at Burnsville.
A special from Asheville to the Char
InttA Observer ears there was a "whole
sale jail delivery on the night of the
19th. Nine persons, including one con
demned murderer, were liberated.
Postmasters Confirmed.
The United States Senate has con
firmed the appointment of the follow
ing postmasters in this State: J. F.
Dob3on. Goldsboro; J. W. Mullen,
Charlotte, D. C. Pearson, Morganton;
J. H. Ramsay, Salisbury; Ki. w. lead,
Biltmore; P. H. Ly brook, Winston; J.
J. Martin, Tarboro; W. P. Ormsby,
Joan Graves Acquitted.
A Raleigh special savs: John Graves,
on trial for his life, charged with the
murder of Henry Wall, at Forestville,
one vear ago has been acquitted. Judge
Timberlake told the jury he feared they
bad made a grave mistake. The moat
intelligent iurv ever in the county Bat
on the case.
Twin Cities New Postmaster?.
The nominations for the postmaster-
bhips at W inston and aaiem nave rjeen
bv the United States Senate.
The dinners are P. H. Lybrook, forth
Winston office, and W. P. Ormsby, for
the balera office.
, Pencil Pointers.
-iJi ft-mftrintpndfint John Rav. of the in
stitution for the white blind and fo?
neirro deaf-mutes and blind, says thero
are uow 800 pupils proreut in the two
departments. .
Manufacturing Activity a Feature in
uui.n iiusu ror Alaska Begun.
Bradstreet' S Commprmnl "RatIaw for
fte past week says: 'Distributive trade
remains rather ouiet. mild -weather
throughout the countrv tendiner to
check the distribution of winter goods.
'rice3 generally remain steady or tend
upward. escort fn e
and orders for spring tracfe," where re-
mty is most manifest at the West.
Where thfl flflmnnd fnr irnn ialorrra Til a
eatUrO Of tfA tctiolr una tho r1nr
inST Of an OTcler btr on a rnilrnitrl fnr 10(1 -
000 tons of steel rails, with smaller
orders aggregating in the neighborhood
u -co.uuu tons more, rig iron produc
tion IS nflW f f o n nni-hroiarlanfa rflfa
the furnace capacity being estimated at
1,000,000 tons a month. At the South
manufacturing activity is a feature,
saies or iron being very heavy. A good
export demand for cotton and grain at
steady prices is al3o a feature. At the
x.asi a number of strikes against wage
'eductions are reported or expected in
he cotton industrv. Soma woolen mills.
working on heavy men's wear goods,
are refusing orders, their capacity be
ing fully booked. Anthracite coal pro
duction, it is hoped in that trade, will
be restricted sufficiently to allow of the
advance of 20 to 40 cents per ton being
maintained. The weather has been dis
appointing at the Northwest, but an
improvement in the demand developed
at some centres as the week advanced.
The rush to Alaska has already begun
on tne .Facihc coast, f reight charters
are reported lower. Export trade con
tinues large, a gain of 8 per cent, oa
the total export of breadstuff, cotton
and mineral oils, cattle and hogs and
provisions being -shown both for De
cember and the calendar year."
Win. J.
Bryan's Intentions If He is
W. J. Bryan, in concluding a speech
before the Bryan League at the Tre
mont House, Chicago, 111. , during a
banquet made some remarks which are
interpreted as showing his intentions if
he i3 nominated for the presidency in
1900. In speaking of the next presi
dential election, Jlr. Bryan said :
"It may be we will be strong enough
to win without any outside help. But,
nevertheless, 1 prefer to win with the
Populists on one side and the free sil
ver Republicans on the other. And we
must not forget when the victory is
won, that in the campaign of last year
it took more courage on the part of the
free silver Republicans to desert their
old party, and more eelf-sacrifiee on the
part of the Populists to sro outside of
their organization for a presidential
candidate, because he agreed with them
on the paramount issue, than it did for
the Democrats to support the ticket
which was nominated oy their own na
tional convention. "
Jones 13 Acting for the Democratic
Party, Butler for the Populists.
As a result of conferences held within
the last few days at Washington be
tween the silver leaders of various par
ties, it is understood that Chairman
Jones, of the Democratic national com
mittee, Chairman Butler, of tho Topu
list national committee, and Chairman
lowne, of the Silver national Repubh
can committee, will issue a joint mani
festo with a view to securing common
action by the three organizations in the
political contest of 189?. The draft of
the document is now in the course of
preparation. They will appeal to all
those interested in the cause of cilver to
work in union and to avoid rival organi
zationa by which their common strength
will be dissipated.
Vice-President of Louisville Trust Co
Steals $100,000.
The Louisville (Ky.) Trust Company
has been compelled to close its doors
on account of the embezzlement of its
funds by one of its most trusted offi
cers. William Reinecke, vice-president
of tho company, has disappeared,
leaving the safe empty. Reinecke was
manager of the concern and was trusted
with all its business. The exact
amount of the shortage is not known,
but it is thought he secured nearly a
hundred thousand dollars. Reinecke
and his family have disappeared, leav
ing no trace behind. The detectives have
no clue as to their whereabouts. The
affair has created a great sensation in
financial circles.
Death of Rev. E. A. Ramsey.
Rev. E. A. Ramsey, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Memphis,
Tenn. , and one of the best known di
vines in the South is dead, aged 46
South Carolinian Wins His Suit.
A special from New Haven, Conn.,
says: Judge Townsend, of the United
States Court, has decided the case of
Edward N. Pyatt, of South Carolina,
against Horace Waldo and others, of
New York, in favor of the complainant.
The suit was brought to collect from
the heirs of Sarah H. Waldo, deceased,
the amount due on a bond made by her
in her lifetime, the amount being
$8,600. The statute of limitation figured
in the claims of the defence.
Philadelphia Has Raised $5,000.
The Secretary of State has been noti
fld by Mayor Warwick, of Philadel
phia, that the Citizens' Permanent Re
lief Committee, of that city, has collect
ed $5,000 for the relief of the suffering
A Great Cotton Cargo.
The British steamship Ranza cleared
from Savannah, Ga.. for Bremen, Ger
many, with 18,200 bales of cotton, weigh
ing 8,963,855 pound6t valued at $524,-,
952. This is the largest cargo of cotton
ever shipped from an Atlantic port, and
is over 7,000 bales more than was ever
shipped from this port on any other
Hanna Gets Both Terms.
Marcus A. Hanna received both the
long and short terms in the U. S. Senate
from the Ohio Legislature, hia job be
ing fdjtetjV0&
Some Items Copied by Rev. R. P.
Smith From an Oid
In the Old Times It Took a Week's
Work to Buy a Bushel of Salt-How
Do You Like the Times Now?
TheGastonia(N.C.)Gazette, ofarecent
date, says: People talk of the eood old
days of long ago when times were bet
ter and money wasn't tight. How
would you like to have a dose of old
times as they are indicated in the prices
copied below from an old account book
kept 99 years ago in Buncombe county,
N. C.
Having an opportunity recently, Rev.
R. P. Smith copied some items from
such a book in kind remembrance of hi3
home paper. The old book is now
owned by Mr. S. W. Davidson, of
Swannanoa Valley, Buncombe county.
It might have been kept by a black
smith who ran a store or bv a merchant
who also ran a smithy. Here are some
items copied under date of March, 1i9o
nearly 100 vears ago:
To 1G pounds sugar $4 00
To 3 bushels salt 3 00
To 1 gallon whiskey 75
To 1 iron wedge 50
To laying plow 50
To 1 pair shoe soles 50
To one-half yard muslin 87$
To 1 pound powder 1 00
To 10 pounds of nails 2 00
To 1 quire paper 37
To 15 pounds sugar and 6 pounds
coffee 6 00
By 3 days' work 1 37 J
By 1 bushel corn 50
By 79 pounds beef at 3 cts 2 37
By 1 week's work 3 00
See that 16 pounds of sugar for 4.00?
A.nd a bushel of salt for SI. 50? How do
you like it? The price of muslin was
out o'sight none was then manufac
tured in this country, perhaps all im
ported. Powder at a dollar a pound
was too high to burn at Christmas. At
20 cents a pound people couldn't afford
to hit many nails on the head. And
people must have had something im
portant to write and wanted to write it
mighty bad when they paid 37 cents a
quire for paper. In other items the con
trast with today is not so mark
ed, but in the old times when it
took a week's work to buy a bushel of
salt the contrast is strong enough to
made a body faint. He who in those
days could earn the salt that went in his
bread ought not to have been counted a
lazy fellow.
43 People Killed at Fort Smith
Houses Blown Down.
The latest from Fort Smith, Ark.,
shows a total of forty-three lives lost in
tho tornado which swept through that
city. Not less than seventy others are
injured, a large number of whom are
seriously hurt, and several areexrected
to die. The full extent of the storm
may bo comprehended from the fact
tbat thirty-five miles northeast of tho
city a quantity of tin roof from Garri
son avenue building was found.
Ladies of the city are at work distri
buting food and clothing to the needy.
The relief committee, composed of the
prominent business men find difficulty
in housing the. sutler era. One hundred
and fifty buildings were demolished.
Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas, Little
Rock, and other cities have wired readi
ness to lend aid if necessary. A census
of the dead, injured and property loss is
being taken. The number of dead will
not exceed fifty.
Organized War on Hanna.
A Columbus, O., special of the 13th
says: Leaders on both sides are still
here, preparing for another fight. The
opposition to Hanna was defeated in hit
election, but it proposes to fight now
against his being seated for the long
term. Hi3 enemies say they have not
the time to interfere on the short term,
but they will press the bribery charges,
as such charges were pressed on Henry
B. Payne, fourteen years ago, to the
United States Senate. Subpoenas have
been issued for Senator Hanna, Major
Dick, W. D. Hollenbeck, H. H. Boyce
and others to appear before the Senate
committee. Libel 6uits have been
brought against several Republican pa
pers for damages in connection with the
bribery charges, notably one by T. U
Campbell, for $100,000 against the Ohio
State Journal.
Mississippi for Intervention In Cuba.
The Mississippi Legislature adopted
unanimously a rousing Cuban resolu
tion offered by Senator Hardy. ' After
reciting the fact that 90,000 persons
have been starved to death in the
province of Santa Clara since January
last, and that it is the policy of Spain
to exterminate the "Queen of the An
tilles." it demands that the United
States government shall at once inter
vene, "peaceably if it can, forcibly if it
Reduced the Bill.
The supervisors of Queen's county,
(N. Y.) struck the items of 8356.15 for
wine, 8328.40 for cigars and S52.40 fox
billiards from the hotel bill of the
Thorn jurors. The net sum. of the bill
was reduced from $2,049 to $904.
Killed His Sweetheart and Himself.
At Hurlock, Dorchester, Md. , a
negro named Coleman shot and killed
his sweetheart, a girl named Matthews,
and badly wounded her companion,
named Hughes. Coleman then went
home and killed himself. Jealousy
was the cause.
More Legislation.
The Postoffice Department will re
commend to Congress legislation pro
viding that postoffice clerks be required
to give bond to the government and not
to the postmaster,
The South.
Mormons are making their appear
ance in North Carolina in great num
bers. There is a movement to change the
capital of Alabama from Montgomery to
The orange crop of Southern Cali
fornia, now being harvested, is in prime
The Citizens' Exchange Bank has
been organized in Richmond, Va., with
a capital stock of $200,000.
Judge Dick, of North Carolina, has
gone to tho Johns Hopkins Hospital,
at Baltimore, for treatment.
Goyernor Taylor, of Tennessee, has
announced himself as a candidate for
election to the United States Senate.
The Virginia Legislature has passed
a bill providing that clubs must secure
license to sell wines and liquorB.
Mr. J. J. Newman, of Salisbury, N.
C, is making efforts to organize a
Rowan county settlers' associatioa.
The car '"City of Charlotte'' "was
slightly damaged at Marion, N. C, by
a shifting freight car on the side track.
Thieves enterod Morris' store, Alex
ander, N. C., rolled the safe out of the
building, and broke it open, stealing
$76 in cash and several checks.
The President has named Owen L.
W. Smith, of North Carolina, to be
minister resident and consul general of
the United States to Liberia.
The Isbell Corundum Company has
been organized at ABheville, N. C,
with 8250,000 capital stock, to mine the
Clay county mineral, twenty miles from
There is a movement on foot to em
brace in one national park the battle
fields of Fredericksburg, Chancollors
ville, the Wilderness and Spottsylvania
Court House, Va., embracing 0,500
At Huntington, W. Va., Carter
ShifUette has been arrosted for passing
old city orders which mysteriously dis
appeared from the vaults at tho city
hall. Fifteen thousand dollars worth
have been paid a second time. Shiffiettc
says he came by the orders honestly.
The aggregate amount of the missing
orders is $140,000.
The North.
Fifteen persons were injured in a
rear-end collision on the Long Island
Railroad, in New York.
The Inland and Iron Forge Company
of Chicago has started, giving employ
ment to 500 men.
By a gas explosion at Daleville, Ind.,
tho tile factory of B. F. Lefter was de
stroyed and John Rinker killed.
The site of a prehistoric village
been discovered near Massillon,
and evidences cf cremation found.
Adlai E. Stevenson, former
President of tho United States, has
accepted the position of Western coun
sol of the North American Trust Com
pany of New York, with a membership
m the board of directors.
Mrs. Augusta Nack, jointly charged,
with Martin Thorn, with the murder of
Wm. Gulden&uppe. a bath rubber, at
Woodslde, L. I., m June of last year,
has been sentenced to fifteen years in
the State prison at Auburn, N. Y.
On February 1st 114 looms in the
Manchester (N. H.,) Cotton Mills will
be stopped for an indefinite time. The
cause assigned is the falling off in the
demand for print goods. There will also
be a reduction of about 10 ror cent, in
wages, affecting about 30 per cent, of
the employes, on January 21th.
Corbett offers Fitzsimmons $35, 000 for
a fight to a finish.
John Lincoln, of Bolshow, Mo., a
second cousin of Abraham Lincoln, has
iBkcd for a pension.
Secretary Long has asked Congrees
for an increase of 1,000 enlisted men in
the navy and 700 apprentices.
The Mexican Congress has concluded
a long term contract with the Western
Union Telegraph Company.
The whole story of the Indian upris
ing in tho Indian Territory is a fake,
eaj's the Associated Press.
The body of the murdered, W. H. T.
Durrant, was cremated at the crema
tory of Reynolds and Van Nuys, at Al
dena, Cal.
A delegation called on Chairman
Dingley in the interest of legislation
reducing the internal revenue tax on
distilled spirits.
The deaths from the plague at Bom
bay during the past week numbered
450. There were 1,397 deaths during
the same period from all causes.
The estate of the late George M. Pull
man, from an inventory filed in court
at Chicago, was estimated to include
$8,000,000 in stocks and bonds and $2,
000,000 in real estate.
The central Cuban relief committee
of New York, recently made a large
shipment on a Ward Line steamer,
consigned to Consul-General Lee, con
sisting of 30,203 separate packages and
in addition 500, 000 grains of quinine.
Rev. Dr. John S. Zahm succeeds the
late Dr. Corby as provincial of the
Catholic Order of the Holy Cross in
this country
Ex-President Cleveland, owing to
press of business, has resigned tho posi
tion of trustee of the New Jersey His
torical Society, but will continue to be
a member of the society.
The Atlantio Coast Line's New York
and Florida special flyer was put in
service, for the eleventh season, on the
17th. It is the fastest train running
between New York and Florida.
Washington Jottings.
The superintendent of engraving and
printing at Washington denies that the
counterfeit silver certificates were made
from the government plate or from an
impression taken therefrom.
The Postoffice Department has decid
ed that postmasters cannot be required
to cash pension checks.
Robert P. Porter has declined a ten
der of the superintendency of the next
census, and Henry Gannett, of Wash
ington, D. C. , may get it
The nomination of E. C. Duncan for
collector of internal revenue of North
Carolina, has been confirmed by the
United States Senate.
The United States Senate has con
firmed the nomination of Thomas C.
Fuller, of North Carolina, to be judge
QitflS Cfiurt ol ..jrrLTHS Jna-Wiauns.
Lower Rates to Prevail In Cotton Mills
of Six States.
The operatives in over half a hundred
cotton mills ia New England States
ceased to be paid under the old sched
ule of prices on the 15th. On Monday
morning, the 17th, the general policy
of the manufacturers to reduce wages
went into effect in nearly every mill
centre in the six States. Tho reduction
becomes operative in the cotton mills
cf New Bedford, Lowell, the Pawtucket
and Blackstone Valley in Rhode Island,
and in the States of Maine and New
Ihe I all River mills with the excep
tion of three corporations, cut wages in
the month, as dul also the Amoskeag
Company, of Manchester, and the mills
in Salem and a number of smaller
Notices were posted in the cotton
mills of the Atlantio & Pacifio corpora
tions at Lawrence, Ma3s., announcing
that on and after Jan. 31, a reduction
of 10 per cent will be made in the em
ployees. The Pacific corporations em
ploy about 5,500 hands and the Atlan
tic about 1,200. It is thought the op
eratives will accept the reduction, as
the strike of about two jcars ago was
The Lawrence Mills are the last in
New England to join in the general
movement. The Everett, Pemberton
and Washington Cotton Mills here have
not as yet announced a reduction, but
it is generally believed that they will do
so soon.
A epeciil fromPawtncket, R. I., says:
In the Blackstone Valley, 7,000 mill
operatives will work at reduced wages.
The reduction is announced at from 10
per cent to 11 1 -0 per cent. The opera
tives say that in some instances the re
duction is more than announced. The
mill hands are vigorously protesting,
but they have thus far decided to con
tinue at work.
This Country is to Further
Schemes to Benefit the Poor.
General William Booth, the head of
the Salvation Army, reached New York
on the 15th, on board tho steamer St.
raul, from Southampton. The general
was met down the bay Commander
Booth-Tucker. On the pier a large
delegation of headquarters Salvationists
were awaiting their chief. General
Booth was given a warm reception.
He stopped at Commander Booth
Tucker's house in Fordham. where he
remained a few days before ho left for
Canada, whero he was met by his
daughter, Miss Eva Booth, who is in
charge of the army thtro. Ho will re
main three weeks ia Canada, inspect
ing the work of the army, and will then
return to the United States. He will
begin his American tour on February
10th, in Washington.
"General Booth's idea is not alone
to look over the work and progress of
the Salvation Army in the United States
and Canada, but in traveling through
these countries he will confer with a
number of citizens of the leading cities
concerning his schemes for tho assist
ance of the poor. General Booth will
inspect and suggest improvement in tho
social institutions wo have established
m this country, which now have
commodation for 4,000 persons."
Alfred Creenlcaf's Leap From the
Chicago Masonic Temple.
At Chicago Alfred C. Greenleaf, a
bookkeeper committed suicide by
jumping from the sixteenth floor of the
Masonio Temple. Greenleaf had been
out of employment for some time and
becoming despondent decided to make
away with himself. His first attempt
was made in the Chamber of Commerce
building, where he Mas caught in the
act of jumping over the railing from
the twelfth floor to the rotunda,
and ejected from the building.
Greenleaf then went to the Masonic
Temple, ascended to the sixteenth floor,
climbed upon the railing and jumped
off into the rotunda. Ills body struck
a marble landing ou tho third floor,
shattered a slab two inches thick ana
landed cn the balcony of the second
floor. Tho body was reduced to a mere
pulp. Greenleaf's fall was witnessed
by a score of people in the rotunda.
Striking Engineers Give Up.
London, (By Cable) The engineers
and allied trade unionists, now on
strike at Glasgow have decided to
abandon the struggle and give notice of
their decision to the secretary of the
Federated Employers. Employers held
a meeting at Manchester and allowed
the lockout notices recently issued to
The Walls Collapsed.
At Baltimore, Md., the walls of two
houses being erected on Twenty-second
street fell and seven men were injured,
two probably fatally.
The Cuban Relief Movement.
A letter from Stephen E. Bartin, of
the Central Cuban relief committee ol
the State Department at Washington,
D. C, says that the committee is re
ceiving communications from Govern
ors throughout the country, all indicat
ing a satisfactory response to the ap
peals of the Department of State, and
the committee.
Cold Blooded Murder.
At a negro fair, near Palmira, Va.,
Phillip Gaines colored, shot and in'
stantly killed George Green, also col
ored. The murder was a cold-blooded
one. Gaines escaped.
A Triple Murderer Hanged.
Archey Lackey, colored, the triple
murderer, was hanged at King and
Qneen courthouse, Virginia, on the
14th. There was a large crowd at the
court house, and the sheriff and hia
deputies had to produce pistols to pre
vent some of those present from forc
ing their way into the enclosure around
the scaffold.
Football Game Receipts.
Princeton and Yale each got $12,
382. 71 as their pro rata share of the ro
cerpts of the last Princeton-Yale foot
ball game. ...--r,. ,.-
Proceedings of Both tho Senate and
House Day By Day.
14tii Day. In the Senate a bill was
favorably reportod from the Indian
committee, prom biting railroad com
panies from charging more than 3 cents
a milo for passengers through Indian
Territory. A resolution was introduced
looking to the Alteration of the water
used in tho city of Washington having
been offered and referred to the Dis
trict of Columbia Committee, Mr. Hale,
of Maine, eaid that in no part of 'tho
United States was there a city whose
citizens were so abused and imposed
upon as to the water supply as are the
citizens of Washington. "We are con
fronted with bad, foul water," said he,
"so filthy, indeed, as to make it dan
gerous to drink and even to take a
bath." Tho Senate at 12:50 went into
executive session to consider the Ha
waiian annexation treaty,
IotuDat. Except for a few minutes
given to a controversy over some minor
postoffice confirmations, tho entire time
of-the executivo session of the Senate
was consumed by Senator Davis, of
Minnesota, in a speech in support of
Hawaiian annexation. Mr. Davis is
chairman of the Senato cowmittee on
foreign relations, and his speech v as
generally accepted as the semi-official
utterance of tho majority of tho com
mittee. He spoke for about two hours,
and when the Senate adjourned he had
net finis-bed.
IGtii Dai. Senator Davis completed
his speech in the executive session of
the Senate on the Hawaiian treaty, and
was followed by Senator Allen, of Ne
braska, who spoke in opposition. Mr.
Davis' speech was devoted largely to a
presentation of the stategic features of
annexation. Ho displayed a chart in
front of the presiding officer's platform,
thowing the location of Hawaii relative
to this country and Asia. One of the
points brought out with considerable
elaboration was the probable effect on
the Nicaraguan canal of the occupation
of the islands by some foreign power.
Chandler introduced a resolution re
questing a list of tbe officers of the
army be furnished tho Senate.
17th Day. In the Senate tbe pension
appropriation bill was placed on tho
calendar. A resolution asking the
President for information about the
protection of Americans in Cuba, was
read by Senator Cannon. The eulogies
in memory of the late Senator Isham
G. Harris, of Tennessee, was postponed
until after the olectioa of a Senator by
the Legislature of Tennessee. No great
progress was made with the Hawaiian
annexation treaty.
18th Dav. In the Senate Hoar, of
Massachusetts, presented tho following
joint resolution, which was referred to
committee cn privileges and elections
"That the following articlo Lc proposed to
tbe legislatures of the several States as &n
amendment to the constitution of the United
titate?: 'The term of ofllce of tbe Prepldent
and of tho Fifty-sixth Congress ehall continue
until tho 30th day ot April, in tho year 1301,
at noon. The Senators whose ex'etlr.g term
wouM otherwise expire on the 4th day ot
March, In the year 18V3 or thereafter, thall
continue in ofllco until noon cn the SOth riny
of April eucceedlng each expiration, and the
SOth day of April at noon shall thcrcaftt r ta
substituted for tho 4th day of March, as the
coma encement and termination of the ofu-
clal term of tho Tresldent, View PrwiJent.
Senators and Keprecntatives la Congress
Nineteen bills on the pension calcn
dar was passed. Butler, of North Caro
lina secured tho passace of a joint reso
lution for monuments to Nash and Da
vidson, tho cost of each to be $3,000,
The eulogies upon the late Senator
Earle.of South Carolina, was postponed
on account of McLaurin's illness, to
eomo later day. Senate then adjourned
until Monday.
lSiii Day. Tho opponents of thd
civil service law bad much tho best ol
the debate in the House, eo far as the
number of those engaging in it were
frmpprnpfl Tir'lif rf )!ia fun enrnUrri
were of tho opposition. The friends of
tho law aro very anxious to shut oJ
further debate, and in this will havd
the co-operation of speaker Reed and
the rules committee.
good children who had never brought
shame or grief to their parents. This
is the biggest and best thing I know of,
And wo had wit and auecdoto and
conundrums all mixed up with oyster
soup and turkey and "eat ceteras. " I
asked Judge Aiken what kin he was to
his sister's husband's mother-in-law
and he gavo it up in despair. I hear
that ho pondered over it all the way
home and away in the night cried out
"Eureka 1 Eureka!" Then Mayor
Gilbert put tho seventeen elephant
problem at me and I got tangled up and
then I asked him how a ground squirrel
dug his hole in the ground without
leaving any dirt around the top and it
scared him, but his wifo came to his
relief and answered it. Men haven't
got very much of that kind of senso
and I always depend upon my wife
Idoh'tliko to strain my mind. Lill
Arp in Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution.
17tu dat.- The civil service debate
which was inaugurated in the House a
week ago, ended. It opened with a
row. but ended very tamelv. There
wa not even a vote on the appropria
tion in the legislative, executive and
judicial' appropriation bill for tbe
commission upon which the debate
was predicated. The Republicans, who
are seekine to modify or repeal tho
law, decided to let the debate como to
, . . i 3 .1 i '
a Close, out n requireu me canuog voio
of the Speaker to accomplish this.
Thero are conflicting statements as to
the situation in which the future con
duct of the war against tho civil service
law is left. All tho Republican oppon
ents of the law agree that tho fight is to
be kept up, and it is positively stated
by Mr. Tearson, (Rep.) of North Caro
lina, that assurances have been received
from those in authority in tho House,
that ar opportunity will be given in tbe
future for the consideration of a bill to
modify the law. But from other
sources the statement cannot be con
firmed. 18th Dat. Tho House discussed tho
urgent deficiency bill carrying 81.741,
843. One of the items authorizing a
further expenditure of 8020,000 for the
Soldiers' Home at Danville, 111., for
which $150,000 was appropriated in the
last sundry civil bill, was used by Mr.
DeArmond, of Missouri, Democrat, as
a basis for a bitter personal attack
upon Chairman Cannon, whose home
is in Danville. He charged the
chairman of the appropriation-committee
of having used his iowers and
position to secure tho location of tbe
home at Danville. Mr. Cannon in re
ylr branded Mr. DsArmond as a com-
laon scold, who would have been
ducked under the town pump had he
lived ia the old days. He said he would
stand or fall on his rocord. Tho House,
by a vote of 12.1 to 71, sustained tho ap-
Iropriation. There was also a lively de
late over the provision in tbo bill re
quiring the owners of bullion hereafter
to pay the cost of transporting bullion
from abf ayifcts to mints.
10th Hat. 1 he House completed tho
consideration ot tbe agricultural appro
priation in committee of tbo whole,
There was the annual llcbt over tho
question of freo seed distribution to tho
arrners, but tho effort to striko out tbo
appropriation of 000 failed ns us
ual, the majority against it be-
130. Ono of tbo most Im
portant amendments adopted pro
vided for tho infection cf hore meat
for export purpose in tho eauio way
that the meat of cattle sad othci ani
mals is now inspected. Thcro was a
ivcly row over a motion to print an
other edition of tbo famous "llorto
Book" to cost 8105,000. Chanmau
Wadsworth and members of tho appro
priation committee, resisted it, but it
was carried over their htais iy a nar
row margin in committee vi tu wuoio.
Williams, of Mississippi, (Pom.) mad
an extended speech in favor of a po&tal
savings bank system.
20tu Jai lho liouso spent most of
the day filibustering againt-t the claim
of the Mcthodiht Publishing IIoum,
South, at Nashville, Tenn., fc.'.OO' for
the seiuro and use of tho property dur
ing the war. It was agreed that 75,000
copies of tbe "Houte Book" bepriutcd.
It was also agreed to have 40,000 copies
of a map of Alaska printed, showing th
most feasible routes to the gold iiuld.
Any debate whatever ou Cuba wuu side
tracked altogether.
21 rt day. Tho IIou?o took up tho
consideration cf tho army appropria
tion bill. The bill. Chairman Hall, cf
tho military committee, explained,
carried 823,183,000, or 81,030,751 less
than the estimates, $5G,74 iu excess of
the law for tho current year. Tbe
increase in tbe pay of tbo army was
due to tho fact that the array wan
nearer its maximum strength tban
heretofore. A new provision iu th
bill required tho payment of
troops by tbo paymaster in prison.
The general dobato on tbo bill was
desultory, and wa not confined to
tbe subject matter dealt with by tho
bill. Mr. Henry, Democrat, cf Texas,
took occasion to denounce Secretary
Gage's fundixig nchcmo. Mr. Terry,
Democrat, of Arkansas, made f omc lo
marks about the protective tanfl, and
Mr. Gaines, Demon at, of 'JVimesco.
tonic on tho cluiiu of tho publishing
house of tho Mclhodibt Episcopal
Church, South.
"I don't believe I quite understand
jour couUutlon," Mid tbe JtHgc to mo
bicvclist; "it seem that the ptir.onrr Is
housc-iuovcr; bo vns moving a
tmall frame house at unv oi m
trouble; and that you ran into r.i
houpc I oau't see what offense lie bns
committed." "Hut. your honor,' pro
tested the bicyclist, "I ran my boll
when I was half a ll-. k nw.iy. and bw
paid no attention to it."-Detroit Jour
Rich rroperty, Guarded by Crinntjlln.t
IJrcatwnrl. '
The story of the discovery of an old;
forgotten mine In an unfrequented lo
cality In the foothills of tho Viml
mountains, embellished with ronuinllc
details such ns usually aeeoinpjiny
legends of lost mines, fronted n lively
Interest about the public resrls la
L. R. GoUe, 11. Quarrels and II. fi.
McClelland, on August 17, v.hlk pros
pecting In the foothills eight or nlnrt
miles south of Globe three and a
half miles to the left of the toll toad,
discovered nn old shr.ft, and near by oa
tbe hill above the r'jinr; of breastworks,
which had evidently boon ereetcd for
defense against Indians. Tho evidence
of great ngc observable In tbe decayed
6haft, almost filled with debii., nrd tho
crumbling breastworks, excited th
party's curiosity, and they stopped to
Investigate. Tbe old ?haft was found
to have been mjuIc on a well-defined
ledge, from which they took proinl "log
rpeclmcns of ore which totted well In
copper and gold.
Owing to the unsafe condition of tha
old shaft, after having removed two or
three feet of the dcbrK they nb.xn
doned It, and having made their loca
tions, they started a new Incllnohaft
below the old works, from the pur
face down they bad a twelve to four
teen Inch streak of MiJphurct ore run
ning from 13 to 50 per cent, iu copper
and well In gold, cue nssay giving $42
per ton. The Incline 1 now down fif
teen feet and the ore has widened to
three feet.
A wcll-prescrvcd tkrleton, with a bul
let bole through the skull, or bearing
other evidence of foul play, Is a desir
able, If not an essential exhibit of ev
en' such discovery, and as this was
lacking, Mr. Goble Jndustrloirdy et
about to supply the defiriencj, al
though In justice to our informant, bo
says it was tbe hope of uncovering
treasure more than to make o grew
tome a find, which prompted him to ex
plore a mound of stones lodged In a
crevice In the rocks near the breast
works. After removing about Ibreo
feet of rock and leaves Coble struck hfs
pick Into what proved to be tho eye
socket of a human skull, which caused
him to momentarily s-hrlnk with horror,
but summoning up courage be proceed
ed with the work, and foon uncovered
a complete skeleton of a m.m. Near
the right hand lay a dnggcr eaten with
rust, a large chunk of quartz reamed
with coarse gold, and a handsome
ppeelmen of onyx. What was the fntft
of the human being whoxe bones had
been thus rudely disturbed? Had bo
been murdered by the Implacable foe of
tbo white man, tbe blood-thirsty
Apache, or had he peacefully laid down
life's burden and been tenderly com
mitted to the grave by friendly band?
There Is none to answer, and th mys
tery must remain unsolved. Globe, A.
T., Silver Bolt. .
It Is estimated that to about 2,7.00,000
persons In this country electricity con
tributes a means jsfjlvjcllhood. . . K

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